NG4077 : Just about to round Rubha Hunish

taken 4 years ago, 3 km from Duntulm, Highland, Great Britain

Just about to round Rubha Hunish
Just about to round Rubha Hunish
As we approach the northernmost tip of Skye, the tide race separates from the cliffs, as such a mass of water travelling at a couple of knots, cannot corner quickly. The line of foam shows where the flow separation occurs - wind (which is a bit west of south overall) follows the cliffs a little, pushing the spume round the headland towards the east, but the tide is trying to push it back. The edge of the race is where it accumulates, and the paddlers are just dropping in to the slower moving water. This will lose us some speed as we round the headland, and then it gets a whole lot harder as we meet the headwind for the final slog down to Duntulm. That's a small price to pay for what has been a fantastic day's paddling, starting from Staffin.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Friday, 16 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure  Estuary, Marine 
Category (from Tags)
Sea Kayaking  Headland (Coastal Feature)  Cliffs  Tidal Race 
Tidal race   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 4082 7704 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:42.4899N 6:21.1662W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NG 4090 7701
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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